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jack plane

noun, Carpentry.
a plane for rough surfacing.
Origin of jack plane
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If you should use a jack-plane to do the work of a fore-plane, have it ground more squarely across like the fore-plane.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • Perhaps if you got a jack-plane and planed the walls off it would suffice.

  • The fore-plane or trying-plane is longer and larger than the jack-plane.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • The most economical one is a jack-plane fitted with a smoothing-plane iron.

    Toy-Making in School and Home Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • With the jack-plane face one side and one edge perfectly straight and true at right angles.

    Hand-Craft John D. Sutcliffe
  • Then, taking the jack-plane, we planed off the projecting edges to the same level.

    The Trail of The Badger Sidford F. Hamp
  • The outside of the hull can be finished up with a sharp knife and a jack-plane.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • It was about nine o'clock in the forenoon, when I was busily employed with the jack-plane on one of the sweeps.

    Twelve Years a Slave Solomon Northup
  • Ralph showed him the proper way to stand, and how to hold the jack-plane so as to get the best results.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • In a smooth-plane 1⁄32 inch is enough, in a jack-plane ⅛ inch is often desirable.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for jack-plane

jack plane

a carpenter's plane, usually with a wooden body, used for rough planing of timber
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